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  • Jonathan Bernstein: Robert Bork would not have changed history

    As the U.S. Supreme Court ends its eventful term this week, many political analysts are stepping back to look at the history leading up to its important decisions, particularly on the marriage case. The name that keeps coming up is Robert Bork. Bork...
  • Ted Cruz's book: regrets about squishy Republicans, Hagel insinuation, cockiness

    WASHINGTON Ted Cruz has a recurring problem with being too cocky, and at key points in his life that has come with a price. He arrived in Washington intent on bending the Senate toward a conservative agenda and sometimes he has succeeded. When he didn't,...
  • Democratic state lawmaker won't make Indiana's US Senate bid

    A state lawmaker considered a possible Democratic candidate for the U.S. Senate next year has decided against entering the race. Democratic state Rep. Christina Hale announced Monday she would seek re-election in 2016 to her district on the northeast...
  • A look at 13 states using redistricting commissions

    The Constitution requires boundaries for U.S. House districts to be redrawn after each census. While that task typically is done by state legislatures, 13 states use commissions as part of their congressional redistricting process. The amount of...
  • GOP feud in Tallahassee likely to flare up again

    GOP feud in Tallahassee likely to flare up again
    TALLAHASSEE — After a bruising political battle that split the GOP-led House, Senate and Gov. Rick Scott, lawmakers are back home, with a government shutdown averted, tax cuts passed and hospitals avoiding deep funding cuts. But bitter...
  • Things to know for Monday in Pennsylvania

    A daily look at late-breaking news, coming events and stories that will be talked about in Pennsylvania on Monday. TIME RUNNING OUT ON STATE BUDGET The clock is ticking on Pennsylvania budget negotiations as the fiscal year winds down. Republican...
  • Trade backing: Obama still must advocate for US workers

    The following editorial appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Friday, June 26: Now that Congress has authorized President Barack Obama to negotiate trade agreements on its behalf, both the White House and lawmakers must ensure that the deals he...
  • Taxes, education debated as lawmakers near budget deadline

    A long-running partisan divide over taxes and education spending was repeatedly evident on Sunday as Pennsylvania lawmakers worked through the weekend in a rush to pass budget legislation in the days before the fiscal year wraps up. The Senate moved...
  • Gas tax increase gains momentum in Washington Legislature

    House and Senate transportation leaders said Sunday that they have finalized details of a multi-billion dollar transportation revenue package that includes an incremental increase in the gas tax. Democratic House Transportation Chairwoman Judy Clibborn...
  • Today: Pa. lawmakers convene for budget, liquor could be on the table

    HARRISBURG, Pa. — Pennsylvania lawmakers headed back to work in the Capitol on Sunday with expectations the Republican majority may soon send the Democratic governor a state budget and other legislation he appeared likely to veto. The House's...
  • Jaffe for U.S. Senate

    Reporter John Fritze's article on the U.S. Senate race in Maryland infers that a credible Baltimore candidate has to be either a career politician or a person who has the capability of raising millions of dollars in campaign contributions ("Senate...